News & Announcements

  • Adaptive Sports Clinics at Hartwick College

    These free clinics are an opportunity for young people with disabilities to play sports in a non-competitive environment. The clinics are staffed by volunteers from Hartwick College athletic teams. The volunteers provide encouragement and work one-on-one with the participants to teach basic skills. After the clinic, participants are awarded a medal for their accomplishments.

    • Sunday May 4, 2014, 2-4pm. Adaptive Soccer Clinic at Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY.

    • Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10am. Adaptive Tennis Clinic at Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY.

    These clinics offer a chance to try a new sport or improve skills in a supportive environment. Please contact events@eddfund.org or 802-399-4366 to register or for more information.

  • Special Education Field Advisory - Elopement

    A memorandum providing additional guidance regarding school-wide policies and protocols to address, prevent and respond to students who have behaviors such as wandering and elopement is available at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/elopement-rev414.htm.

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  • New Policy Memorandum - Regulations

    At their March 2014 meeting, the Board of Regents approved, through emergency action, an amendment to sections 200.16(c) and 200.20(b) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to conform to section 4410 of Education Law, as amended by Chapter 545 of the Laws of 2013. More information on the amendment is available at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/preschoolregs-414.htm.

    While these regulations become effective April 17, 2014, they are also available for public comment prior to permanent adoption. Information on submitting public comment can be found at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/comment/announce-comment-20016-20020.htm.

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  • FREE EDD Clinic this Saturday

    FREE adaptive basketball clinic on Saturday April 12 from 11am - 1pm at the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club. This free program is for children and young adults with any type of disability. Members of the Hartwick College basketball team will be on the court with the participants, working with them one-on-one on various skills. At the end of the program, participants will receive a medal and share pizza with the volunteers.
    For more information, visit www.eddfund.org

  • Special Education Field Advisory - Residential Placements

    A new memorandum which provides updated procedures, forms and policy relating to a school district's responsibility to submit timely and complete 2014-15 applications for approval of State reimbursement of tuition costs for placements of students with disabilities in out-of-State residential programs is now available at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/applications/outofstate/memo-314.htm.
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  • One Percent Cap Application

    REMINDER:
    The application by which local educational agencies may request an exception from the New York State Education Department to exceed the 1.0 percent cap in counting as proficient and advanced for accountability purposes, during the 2013-14 school year, the scores of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities based on alternate academic achievement standards is available at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/applications/onepercent-cover-2014.htm.

    The deadline for submission of the application is April 1, 2014.

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Welcome to Family Resource Network

Serving Individuals With Disabilities and Their Families

  • The Family Resource Network, Inc., (FRN) provides family support services to families who have a child with special needs. We offer a variety of services to families in Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga and Tompkins counties.

    To read about our programs please click on the “Programs” link above. Our “News and Events” page will provide you with information about our trainings, conferences and support groups. Our Resources page contains resources for parents that are available locally, regionally and statewide. The “About Us” page provides information about our staff, board and mission as well as current employment opportunities. If you’d like information on how you can volunteer or make a donation visit our “You Can Help” page.

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